Amy had this on her blog. I thought it was interesting...
You go to Wikipedia and enter your birthday in the search box - just the day, not the year. It pops up with all sorts of things that happened on that day in various years. You list three events, three births, and three deaths that have occurred throughout history on your birthday. My day is February 12.
1733 - Englishman James Oglethorpe founds the 13th and final American colony of Georgia, and its first city at Savannah. (I put this one because I live in Georgia now.)
1924 - Premiere of George Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue with Paul Whiteman's Palais Royal Orchestra in Aeolian Hall in New York City
1973 - Ohio becomes the first U.S. state to post distance in SI units on signs. (Being a scientist, I love SI units...)
1775 - Louisa Adams, First Lady of the United States, wife of John Quincy Adams (d. 1852)
1809 - Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the United States (d. 1865) (Both a first lady and a President share my birthday.)
1970 - Jim Creeggan, Canadian bassist (Barenaked Ladies) (I love the Barenaked Ladies.)
1554 - Lady Jane Grey, claimant to the throne of England (executed) (b. 1537)
1789 - Ethan Allen, American patriot (b. 1738)
1971 - James C. Penney, American department store founder (b. 1875)
I thought it was fun. Anyone else want to try?